Magazine article Screen International

Jonny Campbell, Olivia Hetreed Mentor Rising Talents at Young Films' Skye Residency (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Jonny Campbell, Olivia Hetreed Mentor Rising Talents at Young Films' Skye Residency (Exclusive)

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The scheme is open to writers, directors and producers who are Scottish residents.

Young Films Foundation’s second-annual residency on Scotland’s Isle of Skye welcomed mentors including producer Margaret Matheson (Run, Lore), actor Joe Thomas (The Festival, The Inbetweeners), director Jonny Campbell (Informer, Westworld), writers Olivia Hetreed (Girl With A Pearl Earring) and Francesca Gardiner (The Man In The High Castle, Killing Eve) and more to mentor six selected rising Scottish film and TV creatives.

Other top industry attendees included Dan MacRae (StudioCanal), Dionne Farrell (BBC Films), Celine Coulson (Film4), Isabel Davis and Sean Greenhorn from Screen Scotland, producers Beth Willis (Kiri, National Treasure) and Liz Lewin (Derry Girls).

The six participants, selected from more than 100 applicants, were:

* Daisy Costello, producer (Glasgow) pitching Class A;

* Emma Lennox, writer (Glasgow) pitching UnFair;

* John Murdo MacAulay, writer (Isle of Lewis) pitching As the Women Lay Dreaming;

* Omar Raza, actor and writer (Glasgow) pitching Bromance;

* Michael Lee Richardson, writer (Glasgow) pitching Out;

* Ali Taylor, writer (Glasgow) pitching My Boy

The scheme is open to writers, directors and producers who are Scottish residents, working across film or TV in Gaelic or English. …

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